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Tanglefoot Trail good, but needs more signs

The Tanglefoot Trail has proved to be of more value to our community than almost anyone imagined. Even now, people are just starting to realize we have barely dipped into its potential and are beginning, finally, to develop projects that enhance it. The county library, along with city and county officials are working – albeit […]

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Furniture, Cancer Center openings confirm worth of community

By Lisa Bryant General Manager New Albany had a very good week last week. In Friday’s paper you read that New Albany celebrated two openings. Emerald Furniture held their ribbon cutting on Friday morning. What was encouraging to me was not only did a company choose Union County to establish their business, but in the […]

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Letter: Thanks to community for generosity in aiding Louisiana flood victims

August 21, 2016   A Letter to the Public,   The folks of New Albany and Union County are exceptionally generous. On Sunday evening, an 18-wheeler crammed-jammed full of supplies to aid those flood-stricken homeless citizens of Southeast Louisiana left Roberts Trucking after literally hundreds of local individuals gave and gave and gave for the […]

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Help local businesses aid Louisiana flood victims

We learned just before our press deadline that two local businesses, Roberts Trucking (owned byBlake and Alyson Roberts) and Rutledge and Davis Law Firm, both of New Albany, are sponsoring a tractor-trailer to take donated supplies to Louisiana, where about 40,000 families have been made homeless. Union Countians have always been good about sharing, whether […]

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Editorial vs. opinion and anonymous vs. concerned

Every once in a while it’s good to remind people about the different types of material that appear on a newspaper’s editorial page. The distinctions may appear minor and even a bit confusing to some but they are quite significant. Typically, one will find editorials, personal opinion or other personal columns, and letters to the […]

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So you think you feel like you’ve hit by a truck

I typically live a pretty simple and, some might say, boring life. I work, and really enjoy my work. I go home, love spending time with my family and grandson, go to church and enjoy working in my basement making pottery. That is pretty much it. The past couple of weeks have been anything but […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding Perhaps an island in a faraway place with a spring of fresh water, tropical fruit trees and a food airdrop once a month could be remote enough. Maybe a mountain top with a tree house and monkeys for company would make for sufficient separation. A ship of converted pirates sailing the seven […]

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RiverFest was just fine the way it was for years

The Tallahatchie RiverFest has been New Albany and Union County’s benchmark festival event for many years now. It has presented an eclectic assortment of programs and events, and built an audience that had seemed elusive for the first several years. In the past, it has showcased local and other artists and organizers have had a […]

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Storm damage brings out best in community

By Lisa Bryant General Manager On Friday afternoon a storm came through Pontotoc and the Pontotoc Progress building (for which I am also general manager) sustained damage to the roof allowing water to come into the office. When something like this happens, it makes you realize how blessed we are to live in the communities […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding The state of Montana is home to Glacier National Park along with an array of sights that words or pictures can’t do justice.  There are rivers everywhere, and they run clear and cold over rocks of every size and color – at least in more colors than I every imagined rocks to […]

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